So this summer I am going to intern for The Barbarian Group in NYC. The plan is to commute (meh). My dad was talking about the express train that takes like an hour and 10 minutes so that’s not so bad. As much as I would want a shorter commute, talking to my dad makes me want to be at home for one more summer. Who knows where I will be next year…? That’s a whole other mental battle to be discussed next year when the job hunt resumes at 260% effort. Anyway. I will probably be worn out by the end of the summer, but, eh. I’ll have to deal. Maybe i’ll move to Nonna’s place after she leaves for Spain. Going home to one of my favorite cats, Stella, wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world…
I am just hoping that getting some HCI experience, see if I like it, and have it help my future job search.
Loving the right person is the easiest thing to do. Some things like distance, friends, families might get in the way, it’s true. Although, those things might be difficult to get past, loving the one is simple, perfect, and surprisingly unlimited.
So right now final projects are converging, next years schedules are being decided, and I am trying to figure it all out. Time Motion is going well, though I worry I am not challenging myself enough. I think as a whole, my work in that class is looking slightly dinky. I need to make the final project really good. The good news is that despite showing the guy from Morningstar my “creature countdown” where I drew ridiculous monsters and made sounds, I have a second interview. We’ll see if it’s something I want to do. Other prospects are dead ends.
I am somewhat confused on what to do next year. I am pretty set on taking everything first semester and just leaving senior studio for second semester and trying to get an internship. The purpose of this is to save money for my parents. There are a few more classes I would like to take, but I have delayed my dad retiring too long for my liking. I have thought about graduating early and have decided that I need that extra semester to get all my work done for when I am looking for a job. I just hope I can get an internship at Maya or Fathom or somewhere else. If not maybe fulfill my lifelong dream of being a waitress?
But first, summer. I have such a hard time being motivated at home where the days are slow, and no one really knows/cares about design. I have to:
- Make a new website that says “I’m Tina. I want to work on experiences and interactions. Here’s what i’ve done. Hire me full time.”
- READ [not just the fiction novels I love so much, either.] Design theory, service design, interaction, experience. All of it.
- Do some of my own projects. I know what I am doing now and I can do it. Prompts: Promoting/promoting awareness of issues. (posters, exhibit?) Envision some fun experiences (physical meets digital?)
- If in NY: Enjoy the time with my family. I don’t know when I will be back in NY.
- If elsewhere: Get out of my goddamn room and do stuff.
- If in NY: Start thinking of ideas/recipes for weird cookies for my weird cookie store/coffee shop. The plan is to make these cookies that all have bazar shapes like 18th century ladies and gentlemen or old etchings of mushrooms. I then sell them at the coffee shop/bakery I own with my sister. Nathan will do the finances. Stu will make comments about flavor. Design is the back up plan.
- Join a gym.